April 29, 6pm: General Public Forum at Jackson Street School

The Pioneer Valley Guildhouse and Michael Bardsley, Northampton City Councilor-at-Large, are sponsoring a second General Public Forum as a follow up to a similar event held at the Florence civic center January, which had an attendance of 25 people. This second forum will take place at the Jackson Street School on Tuesday, April 29, from 6-9pm.

The General
Public forum is intended to be a community building event to encourage
communication and participation in the community and to promote awareness of the
various ongoing activities of Northampton residents, local organizations,
non-profits, and the city of Northampton.

encourage people to bring any topics for discussion at the event but the focus
of the evening will be on:

  • What connects you to Northampton?
  • How can we work together and combine our efforts?
  • Is there a need for a community center?

…The event is free and open to the
public. There will be food, snacks and beverages. There will also be an area designated for children with an adult supervisor at the event.

The Pioneer Valley Guildhouse is composed of Jesus Leyva (Northampton resident), Kenny Jean-Babets (Amherst resident) and Rafi Kurts (Amherst resident). For more information, call Jesus Leyva, 413-230-7747.

See also:

Northampton Redoubt: Jesus Leyva and the Pioneer Valley Guildhouse to sponsor General Public Forum @ Jackson Street School on April 29. Forum co-sponsored by City Councilor Michael Bardsley
Jesus Leyva appeared on Bill Dwight’s show on WHMP 1400 AM on April 17, 2008. Click here to listen to their conversation regarding the Guildhouse and the General Public Forum.

Paradise City: General Public Forum this Tuesday the 29th
Here is the agenda for this Tuesday’s forum according to Jesus:

6pm- 6:45pm – informal socializing and networking, chance to eat, talk with organizations tabling at the event, etc.

6:45pm – the moderator will call attention to the event and go over some ground rules for smaller group discussions.

7pm – small group discussions on subjects of interest to the people in the group, or on the general subject of the community of Northampton.

8pm – open public forum where anyone (time provided) will be able to address the audience uninterrupted for 2 minutes, with their thoughts and comments.

9pm – event end.